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ilovesushi66vancouver/bbySince May 1, 20088 Reviews
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2 (2.1)
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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Never Again!!!!
Submitted Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

Reservations mean nothing -they want to rush you out the door! When we phoned in we told them we had 6 young children in our party so what did they do? they split our group into two tables and sat us by the kitchen door and with an aisle in between. The manager told us to get the kids out of the way! Beware -there is an unwritten policy that there is a minimum charge of $25/adult and 12.50/child if you come with a large group. On the phone they said that a child is up to 14. When we got there they decided to change the age of a paying child to 7. 15% tip was added to the bill despite the poor service. Worst Pad Thai ever - super spicy & not authentic. They took it back and made another and it was just as bad. Food was laced with MSG and according to the manager in Malaysia they use a lot of MSG... Food was poor, service was poor and we won't be back. No need for an MSG "buzz", don't want to feel rushed.

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Nao Sushi7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
Not Impressed At All
Submitted Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

The Sushi House owner has expanded into the space next door. Larger, newly renovated, sit down restaurant. Not impressed at all. No irashaimase, No thank you when leaving. When ordering items for our children we wanted to be sure there was no wasabi, green onion or sesame used. Despite the fact that I repeated this request it was not noted which became apparent when our order was confirmed. Seasonal items such as kazunoko konbu are listed on the menu but not available so why put it on the regular menu? Rolls were so loose they fell apart. Sushi mediocre. Cooked food definitely was disappointing. Tempura batter was oily and not light. Yam tempura is actually sweet potato (yellow). Chicken karaage was too salty. Service was slow, slow, slow. A table across the way waited, I kid you not, more than 45 minutes for an assorted sushi & there were 3 people behind the sushi bar. The worst thing about it is that the waitresses were not even cognizant of the fact that the people had been sitting there rather patiently all that time until they finally got fed up & said something. The people at the table next to us were also waiting a very long time. It was not a full house at the time. I asked two different waitresses for small spoons for the children and also for us to eat our oyster motoyaki. Each time we got large soup spoons the kind you use when eating wonton soup in a Chinese restaurant. I thought that perhaps they did not have any small spoons. It turns out that they did in fact have small spoons because the couple at the next table were given them when they were finally served their motoyaki. Turns out the waitresses were just not too swift on the uptake... All in all it was not a pleasant experience. Poor service, mediocre food. I am not sure the owner knows how to run a restaurant. Maybe he should stick to running a deli style place instead. I definitely will not be going back and I will not be recommending it to anyone I know.

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Urban Thai Bistro1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Never Disappointed
Submitted Monday, June 2, 2008 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

Went to Urban Thai Bistro last night and once again enjoyed a fabulous meal. Food was delicious. Recommendations by the waitress were ever so tasty too. Yellow Curry with chicken is delicious as was the beef and beans just to name a few. A nice touch to end the meal is the black sticky rice. We always find the service great. Worth a try. PS if you don't like it too spicy you just have to let them know. We ordered several dishes that had three chili peppers beside them on the menu but we asked for extra mild and that is how it was served. Not to worry, removing the spicyness (spelling???) does not remove the flavour.

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Ping's Cafe2702 Main Street, Vancouver
Not all that to rave about
Submitted Monday, June 2, 2008 - 3:53pm [Dine in]

Sorry to say that this place is not all that it has been made out to be. Yes it has eclectic decor, yes it serves homestyle Japanese cooking but it is mediocre food at best. The value is just not there just like the quality. The side of potato salad that we had was sour tasing but the potato salad that came with the hambagu, hire katsu, ebi fry was not... You will not find any true Japanese there because they could do better at home for much less. It is definitely not a place to take your children - no boosters and no high chairs. If you are just wanting to hang out and nibble then it may be an ok place to be. If you want even better homestyle cooking at a better price check out Hi Genki at the Nikkei Centre in Burnaby.

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Tasty Village4735 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
Don't Bother Unless You Have Lots of Time to Waste and Want Sodium Overload
Submitted Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

We tried this place the 1st weekend that it opened and had some of their lunch specials. The Chowmein was actually quite tasty & the staff seemed friendly enough. Overall I would say they should lay off the salt or MSG. All tables are on casters so it made the table quite high for our 4 yr.old and they had no booster seats. It was not comfortable for him having to sit on his knees throughout the meal & every time he went to shift the shabby seat cover shifted too. Because this 1st experience was not so bad we decided to go again for dinner. If you don't speak Chinese you may be in for a bit of a difficult time. Although the menu is written in English only one staff member was able to translate the order into Chinese. We had the "order X number of dishes and get a free soup and half chicken meal". The chicken came out quickly but we had to ask for the soup and it came to us cold. After that the time between dishes was fairly long but we just chalked it up to growing pains since it was a newly opened restaurant. We figured they would work the kinks out in time. A few weeks later we went back for a 3rd visit with some friends. What an embarassment that was. We had to wait ages to even get someone to take our order. Then the waitress had difficulty understanding;she looked at my CBC husband and tried speaking to him. He speaks neither Cantonese or Mandarin so there was a definite communication break down. Finally our order was taken. We did the meal thing again with complimentary chicken and soup. Once again the chicken came immediately (it is served cold). We had to ask for the soup; it was cold and half the size of the previous time despite the fact that we had two more people than the last time we were there. The table of two next to us was served the same portion of the complimentary soup but the table on the other side of us with 2 fewer people than us was served a larger size soup. Discrimination or inconsistency I am not sure where the discrepancy lies. Then we waited, and waited and waited. Nobody noticed that no dishes had been served to our table. All the tables around us were being served even though they ordered after us and all be it at a very slow pace between dishes. We asked not once, not twice, but three times where our food was. We were ready to up and go but we had our young children with us they were hungry and it was getting late. Even if we went somewhere else we would not have had the kids fed and in bed any faster because of the travel time required. It seems that the lady that had taken our order (I presume it was the owner's wife) had difficulties translating into Chinese and then she must have forgotten to input our order into their system. The dishes then came about 45 minutes to an hour after ordering but with very long intervals between dishes. What irks me is that the tables on either side of us were served and out the door before we were even near finished. You must be able to communicate in Mandarin or Cantonese to get any semblance of service or for them to be able to understand that you are angry. Seems they don't give a darn about what the non Chinese speaking customers think. After all this nonsense we did not even get so much as a sorry. All we got in Chinese again was sorry we don't take credit cards yet because we only opened recently and our machines are not yet up and running. This by the way was said in only Chinese despite the fact that she was told my husband does not speak the language. Don't get me wrong I don't expect that she should speak perfect English but if she was not comfortable speaking to us in English there was one waitress on staff (that we had the first visit) who speaks English well. She could have been asked to explain the situation to us.

No apology, no realization of what was done wrong = will not ever return. I do not recommend this place to anyone!

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Cuu Long3911 Knight Street, Vancouver
Great Vietnamese
Submitted Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

We have been going to Cuu Long for at least 7 or 8 years now. We love this family run restaurant. Food is great and very inexpensive. Service is always fast and friendly. They are very accomodating with substitutions or adding items on the side to your dishes. All items on the menu are great. When my husband is feeling like having noodles he will order the house special with chicken and beef balls added. He also likes to switch up the noodles - rice noodles with egg noodles added. Our son loves the spring rolls and Combo A - shrimp cake on sugar cane, rice noodles and grilled (flat) meat balls. It is delcious. # 20 the lemon grass chicken is always a favourite with our friends who are not so adventuresome when it comes to dining.

The jack fruit shake is always a popular choice. If you are a coffee drinker try the iced vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. it will give you a jolt!

If you have kids you can bring them here with absolutely no worries. The daughters who serve you will even play with the kids to free you up so you can eat - that is provided it is not too busy. This place can be busy but the turn over of tables is very quick. Food arrives very quickly after it is ordered.

I highly recommend this place. Good food, good people, great prices.

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Sushi House7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
Going downhill fast
Submitted Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

We used to be frequent and loyal customers of Sushi House because the sushi was excellent - tasty fish, large pieces and good textured and flavoured rice. My only complaint was the over abundance of wasabi used in the sushi. A little goes a long way. One time I did, unknowingly, eat a piece of tuna that had a bone in it. The bone got lodged in my throat and I ended up in a clinic with my husband holding the flashlight for the doctor and the doctor putting these large tweezers in my throat to try and remove the bone. Talk about gagging... Finally the doc was able to dislodge the bone. On a subsequent visit to Sushi House I told the owner about my previous predicament and he said sorry but that was it. We stopped going some time after this. In the past 3 months or so we thought we would give it a try again. My husband ordered take out and he specifically asked that no green onions be used in the natto maki (for our young child) and that no wasabi be used. So what came home? - natto maki with green onions and other rolls for our child with wasabi in them. These are rolls that no other "real" Japanese restaurant would use wasabi in. Uggh was I angry. A few months later I again had a craving for sushi and Sushi house is close by so I bit the bullet and tried it again. This time I called in my order and told the girl to specifically tell the sushi chefs no green onion and absolutely no wasabi because a young child would be eating the items. I explained to her I was being so adamant about this because the error had been made on a previous occasion. (and so there would be no mistaking my request I repeated it in Japanese since the person I was speaking to was Japanese). I went to pick the sushi up and we began eating it when our child cried "mommy spicy". So despite the fact that I had been very clear about wasabi it had been used. Nobody puts wasabi in natto rolls. In their favour there was no green onion in the natto roll. HUH! There was also wasabi in the other items. What part of no wasabi - put the wasabi on the side please is not understood by the sushi chefs. I called to tell them of their mistake. The girl who took the phone order was the girl who took my complaint. She asked me to hold and I could hear her in Japanese telling someone that the mistake had been made even though she had clearly told them no wasabi. The manager came on the phone and all he could say was sorry and we have new staff. I told him that it was not an excuse. No wasabi means just that. I said he should train his staff to listen and pay attention. No concessions just sorry staff is new. Needless to say I was pissed and we will not be going back.

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Kita Sushi4152 Dawson Street, Burnaby
I wouldn't bother
Submitted Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

I definitely will not return to Kita. I was there when they first opened and the sushi rice was rock hard and tasteless. Miso soup was nothing to call home about. Overall the sushi was sub par and not worth eating. The owners are not Japanese despite what a prior reviewer has said. (You may however hear her speaking Japanese)

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